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COVID-19 Vaccine

Southern Regional recommends that you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it's available to you.

At this time, the State of Georgia is currently in Phase 1A+ of the state COVID-19 Vaccine rollout. This includes:

  • Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.)
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
  • Adults aged 65 and older (effective 1-11-2021)
  • Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders (effective 1-11-2021)

Vaccine supply is very limited. Public health departments are scheduling vaccines by appointment only, as are other providers. Depending on vaccine supply allocations from the federal government, it may be weeks before additional providers will have vaccine available for quicker and more widespread distribution.

The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to help transition back to "normal," but it does not mark the end of the pandemic. Continued social distancing, avoiding contact with those who have been exposed or are confirmed positive of COVID-19, properly wearing a face mask in public and practicing hand hygiene are still among the guidelines by CDC and the State of Georgie to help slow and stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information regarding vaccine distribution, please go to:
https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine